Therapist Profile

Susan Farber, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
22 West Micheltorena Street, Ste. B Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 886-5538
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
In my work, I use a cognitive behavioral approach. My goal is to help clients become aware of beliefs that are limiting their life experience. By understanding that beliefs are learned, clients realize that they can figuratively ‘clean house’, keeping only those beliefs that serve them and enhance their well being. Beliefs are not carved in stone and instead, can also be modified. As a therapist, it has been my experience that clients believe they have limited choices options in their lives. Again, this is based on a faulty belief system. I gently challenge this line of thought, enabling my clients to gain a greater sense of freedom and personal power knowing that in every situation, they have the ability to choose.

I have also found that many of my clients who feel depressed and/or anxious have lost touch with their life’s intention and lack passion and purpose in their lives. It is my hope that I can help my clients reconnect to their inner muse and being living a more fulfilling life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Individual, Couples, Family and Group Psychotherapy
Aetna, College Health IPA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, MHN, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Private Pay, PPO, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 1993

Area of Specialty

Assertiveness Training
Chronically Mentally Ill
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Expressive Art Therapies
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Pain Management
Persons With Disabilities
Play Therapy
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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